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John W

Image for Mobile Search on Google

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I hope this can turn into a tip that can benefit everyone, but I don't have the answer yet.  I've noticed using Google's "Preview & Diagnosis Tool" that mobile sites showing an image in the mobile search rank 1st even in different states within the US.  This tool is in Adwords and it lets you show first page of Google for different places and different formats, like Desktop, Ipad, mobile phone.  While it's for seeing how your ad shows up, I find it helpful in seeing my organic listing and how it varies state to state.  With tablets and desktop, rankings jump around depending on location.    I've noticed that some sites have images that show up on their organic listing while others don't.  Mine doesn't but I want to find out how.  The thing is, on most of the sites Google is showing some image that' on the page and I don't see anything dictating that. With mobile, the first sites organically are those with images showing in the search.

Does anyone know how we can specify an image for the site to show on mobile? 

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So, I did some reading on Schema.org and Stackoverflow and I think I found somethig to try.  Just so I can expand on this, my main search term is "dried flowers"  and Google list my index page, but i dont' have an image on it.  Google is showing other sites ahead of me that have a category in some way called "dried flowers and those with images are ranking higher.  For some of my items, I am #1 on Google and it shows the product image, so my thought is to have a main image on my index page.  Here's the code I found to try.  Has anyone done this?

   <div itemscope itemtype="https://schema.org/WebPage">
      <img src="e.g./pic.jpg" itemprop="primaryImageOfPage" />
   </div>

Anyone have any thoughts or reason not to do this?

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If anyone is following this thread, I'm happy to say that this works.  My image shows up for my index page now and it seems to have helped move me up a position or two in ranking.  I put it near the title tag.  So, if you have a main search term that applies to your whole site, then maybe give this a try.  Here's how I did it on index.

<div class="page-header">
  <h1 class="col-sm-9"><?php echo HEADING_TITLE; ?></h1>
  <div class="img-responsive thumbnail col-sm-3 text-right" itemscope itemtype="https://schema.org/WebPage">
    <img src="images/search_term_primary.jpg" alt="Search Term" itemprop="primaryImageOfPage" />
  </div>
</div>

 

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